Category: Evolution

09 Nov

At channel 10 morning-show: a conversation about the future of medicine and longevity

Maya Elhalal at Orly and Guy 9.11.15
29 Jul

Change aversion in a world that is changing faster than ever – a talk for InnovNation course at Hebrew University

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This was a great opportunity to meet with a group of international students and start a conversation about why we resist change. I’ll be giving this talk again soon in Tel Aviv. Details will be published here.

12 Mar

March 10th – a talk at Singularity University Conference in Israel – How political passions undermine basic reasoning skills and why compelling conclusive and widely accessible scientific evidence doesn’t change people’s opinions

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With coming elections in Israel next week, it’s interesting to look at recent articles that shed some light about the battle between innovation and the status quo. It turns out that some things are a lot more powerful than and an idea whose time has come. I have a few guests passes left. If this […]

02 May

Singularity University Executive Program should come with a warning

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Don’t be fooled by this seemingly innocent graduation class photo. Or by this well put Guardian introduction to the people creating our future. Singularity University at the serene NASA Research Park in CA is a dangerous place. I just returned from a week of SU EPA12 – codename for The 7-day Singularity University Executive Program, […]

20 Mar

New in ‘Favorites’: 2x’Too funny’ in shows, 2x’most mind blowing’ in TV series, 3x’Singularity’ in books

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Here’s the full list of my updated favorites.

08 Mar

Irrationality, brain productivity, evolution and game-changing, all in my updated favorite books list

Maya Elhalal favorite books

Here’s the full list of books and why I favorite them. 

02 Jan

2012, Singularity or Apocalypse? [our new year’s video greeting]

Maya Elhalal-Levavi in Guatemala

From what was once an old Mayan village, Noam and I look back at 4000 years of human evolution and look forward to 2012 and the future of our species. Our traditional new year’s greeting, this time from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, with our own 8 months old version of evolution. Happy New Year!

26 Jul

Battlestar Galactica left me with a choice: I’m going for the option that takes the bigger leap of faith

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I don’t want to be connected to perfection. I find perfection rather boring actually. But it IS about those moments for me. Especially the action, reaction and elation. The final episode of Battlestar Galactica, left me with a choice I’ve been avoiding making for a while: I’m going for the option that takes the bigger leap […]

02 Jan

Life is not without a sense of humor…

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Science keeps flipping on us. In the break of 2011, does that change anything? Everything? Is it happy 2011? From somewhere in the Caribbean, a greeting from me and my Noam to you my friends: [click to open in YouTube, they don’t allow embed because of the brilliant sound track] Things kind of changed from […]

23 Aug

Even though my environment is different than my thinking, my thinking is more important.

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Size Matters. Big Time! The size of the Frontal Lobe, that is. Our  frontal lobe is larger in reference to the rest of the brain, than in any other species: It’s almost 40% of a human brain, about 15-17% in great apes, about 7% in dogs and just 3% in cats. The frontal lobe (in red), is the […]

20 Aug

Human population: zero. Life after people

Plants take over cities, wild life re-establishes in the habitat it was chased away from, oceans make astonishing recovery. Natures rules again. And all this happens much faster than we imagine…

06 Aug

Surrogates. Unimaginable? Not Really.

Inevitable? Tough one…